Bell Aliant announced yesterday the introduction of its FibreOP Internet 170/30 service which, as its name implies, offers download speeds of up to 170 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps.

Speed like that won't come cheap, however, as the service is expected to cost a whopping $250 per month.

The company's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network is now available in the greater Fredericton, greater Saint John and greater Moncton areas. The company did not disclose what bandwidth caps would be imposed on the service or whether it would reduce speeds on peer to peer downloads.

Through a variety of announcements in the last year, Bell Aliant has said that it expects to bring its FTTH network to more than 600,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2012.

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